Viral infections know no borders. This is why the development of pan-European actions is essential to organise a coordinated and effective response.
To achieve sustainable health goals across Europe by 2030, stakeholders, civil society, healthcare providers and policy makers need to work together.
Coalition PLUS’ European Platform and the signatory organisations call upon the future Members of the European Parliament to build a Europe for health without AIDS nor hepatitis by 2030
The European situation in regard to major epidemics remains very worrying: 160,000 people were diagnosed with HIV in 2017, of these 53% were in advanced stages of infection. The pandemic is the most active in Central and Eastern Europe. This part of Europe accounts for 80% of new HIV infections.
In Europe, 14 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and 112,500 die each year. However, effective treatment exists that can cure it.
In a call to action for a Europe for Heath, released in 4 languages (English, French, Greek, Portugese and Romanian) and signed by 47 NGOs and CSOs, we ask the future Members of the European Parliament and the all the institutions of the European Union
- To increase its development aid through an increased contribution to the Global Fund to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and through the establishment and allocation to health of the Financial Transaction Tax
- To implement a migration policy respectful of people, including appropriate health care issues
- To make its drug policy respectful of the health and rights of consumers
- To ensure the transparent and fair pricing of medicines so that all citizens of Europe can access medicines without discrimination due to their financial means or those of their national health system.
We, civil society organisations,patients’ associations and affectedpeople, want to see a Europefor Health firmly established in the European Union, its member states and neighbouring countries